As the fall and winter holidays approach, many Hoosiers are in the mood for yummy treats and delicious feasts. Some children, however, miss out on opportunities to eat healthy food on a regular basis.
“We know that nearly 90 percent of client households with children are buying unhealthy food because it is affordable,” said Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry. “This is because healthy food is often more expensive, particularly in areas where healthy food access is low. Low access to healthy food is a factor in mapping food deserts.